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Melissa Erdman

Melissa Erdman

Melissa Erdman has been in agriculture her whole life, growing up in a rural area in the “thumb” of Michigan with an older brother and a younger sister. Her father dairy farms, along with some cash crop farming, while her mother works at the local high school. Melissa graduated from Michigan State University with a bachelor degree in Animal Science. She currently works at Farmers Co-Operative Grain Company, a locally owned cooperative in Kinde, MI, with divisions in grain, agronomy, seed treatment, fertilizer, feed, lumber, hardware, and fuel deliveries along with a full-service gas station. Melissa manages the feed division and sales. Working at a smaller company means she also serves as the go-to person for everything. She loves that her job is always different each day!

Articles by Melissa Erdman

Tunnel Vision Glasses

Tunnel Vision Glasses

May 29, 2014 | Agriculture’s Other Side

We all have our own set of eyes and ways of perceiving everything. We tend to get caught up in our own world and think that what's in front of us is all there is ... but this is completely untrue. This spring taught me that very valuable lesson. Mother Nature showed us her forces this year...

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Breaking the Glass Ceiling

Breaking the Glass Ceiling

May 29, 2014 | Agriculture’s Other Side

Have you ever walked into a room full of people and been the only one that is “different?” — I have, and I do frequently.

Welcome to being a woman in agriculture, a still male dominated field. In many of my classes at Michigan State University, they used to tell us this, but it was hard to...

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